Like many companies, Sony faces an increasingly advanced threat environment in the area of information security. Third parties wishing to compromise the information of global companies continue to increase in number, capability, and persistence. To address this reality, Sony has established an Information Security and Privacy organization headed by a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Sony also has established global information security policies and standards, and global privacy policies, which set forth Sony's commitment to information security and privacy and define practices and procedures to be followed by Sony personnel. The CISO and his organization are charged with developing and overseeing the implementation of these policies and standards globally. This organization coordinates with individuals responsible for information security and privacy at Sony Group companies globally to create a Group-wide information security and personal information management system. Under the supervision of the CISO, Sony continuously reinforces internal rules and business processes to further strengthen the information security management framework of the Sony Group and contribute to the protection of personal information. Recognizing that employee awareness of information security and privacy is vital, Sony requires training programs for its employees to raise awareness and improve the overall level of information security and protection for individuals' privacy. The protection of Sony's sensitive information, in particular that which belongs to Sony's employees and customers, remains a global priority.